Okay, Biting nails is not a very good bad habit, wait, maybe that’s why they call it a bad habit. Anyways, since high school I had this not-so-good habit and my nails looked so small and terrible.
But somehow I never cared about it so much, and whenever someone say that my nails are too small, I would gladly reply with, “Yeah! I bite them all”.
But things changed when I became a CEO and started signing papers. This stuck me once when I was at the bank and was signing a bunch of papers for the account opening. You know, my start-up was registered as a Private Limited, which on itself is a big deal (simply for the matter that it costs anywhere between 20,000 INR and 30,000 just for the registration). And there at the bank, esp. with someone watching over my signatures, I looked very immature. Yeah! I didn’t have the moustache that I have now to look mature 😀
And that was about the time when I was drawn the the “Fingers Looking Good” nails 😉 So I told her one day that I am going to quit biting nails. And I did, haven’t bitten a single nail ever since.
So How Did I Do It?
- I made a commitment, I told someone that I am going to do it. It’s one of my ways of committing to myself. My ego is big enough to force me to keep my word, even though breaking that word wouldn’t mean much.
- I cut my nails really really really short, so that I won’t have anything to bite even if I had to. Now you can’t beat that.
- I always carried my nail cutter in my bag ever since and whenever I feel like biting a nail, I cut the nail again then and there, really short. That works.
Eventually, over time, I lost that instinct to bite my nails. I still do carry a cute nail cutter (which she gifted me) in my bag all the time. My nails have grown in size a bit, but there is still a long way to go.
If you still bite nails, shame on you. 😀